Truro School welcomes new Director of Sport

Truro School is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Dan Sanderson as Director of Sport from September 2018.

In undertaking the role, Mr Sanderson will lead in all aspects of both traditional team and individual sports in addition to ensuring that the girls and boys of Truro School are nurtured towards healthy lifestyles.

On his appointment Mr Sanderson, a self-confessed “sports fanatic” and a firm believer in cross sport learning as well as peer to peer  coaching, said;

“I am thrilled to be taking on the role of Director of Sport at Truro School.  With the outstanding talent the school has, I want the girls and boys to help shape the direction of their sporting programme and to enjoy being active.  A focus on increasing participation across all team and individual sports will be one of my earliest priorities.  Ensuring that health and fitness play a prominent role in the lives of all students is also very important to me.”

Headmaster, Andrew Gordon-Brown, said,

“Truro School prides itself on offering high levels of academic excellence alongside a broad range of co-curricular opportunities which not only includes sporting achievement, but also participation.  Dan Sanderson’s focus will be on ensuring our high-performance athletes can follow elite development programmes whilst those who do not wish to compete are provided with a wide-ranging programme of non-competitive, health-enhancing sports and activities.”

Mr Sanderson joins Truro School following a successful career in professional Rugby as a player with Yorkshire Carnegie, Worcester Warriors and Northampton Saints alongside coaching of Roundhegians RFC.  Prior to this he was involved in the Sporting Giants Volleyball programme leading up to the 2012 Olympics, played football to a semi-professional level and has a background in sports and business management.

Mr Sanderson is married with two young daughters.  He is currently undertaking his Masters in Education at Northumbria University.